Vanloo, Jean Baptiste
Vanloo, Jean Baptiste a French painter, was born at Aix in 1684. He was instructed by his father, and went to Toulon, where he executed several works for the churches; but the siege of that place in 1707 compelled him to return to Aix, where he labored for five years for small compensation. He afterwards went to Rome under the protection of the prince of Carignan, where he studied the great masters. Acquiring considerable reputation, he executed, among other works, The Scourging of Christ, in the Church of S. Maria in Monticelli. He next went to Turin, where he distinguished himself by paintings in oil and fresco, and acquired Considerable wealth. He then went to Paris; lost his fortune in the Mississippi scheme; was chosen a member of the Academy; also professor in 1735; went to London in 1737; and returned to Aix in 1742, where he died in 1746. His best works at Paris are, The Entry of Christ into Jerusalem, in the Church of St. Martin des Champs and St. Peter Delivered from Prison, in the Church of, St. Germain des Pres. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, so v.